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Scientific method

is an organized set of steps that can include stating a problem, forming a hypothesis, researching, analyzing data and drawing conclusions


an educated guess using what you know and what you observe


A set of controlled observations that test the hypothesis


a factor that can cause change in the results of an experiment


variable that is not changed in an experiment


occurs when a scientist's expectations change how the results of an experiment are viewed


is the standard that is used for comparison of test results in an experiment

Independent variable

is the variable that the scientist plans to change in the experiment or the factor that affects the measure of other variables

Dependent variable

variable that changes as a result of a change in the independent variable


can be used to represent an idea, object, or event that is too big, too small, too complex, or too dangerous to observe or test directly


explanation of things or events based on many observations and experiments

Scientific law

a statement about what happens in nature and that seems to be true all the time


the application of science to help people


is the universally accepted version of the metric system that is based on multiples of ten


The amount of space occupied by an object


the amount of matter in an object


is the mass per unit volume of a material


a visual display of information or data that can provide s quick way to communicate information

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